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Date Added: Wed 09/06/2021

Literacy Mentor

Longsight, UK
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Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £1350 - £1450 / monthly

A single sex secondary school in the south Manchester area is looking for a Literacy Mentor to start with them in September on Monday 6th as the new academic year begins. The successful Literacy Mentor will be working within the support team, working with students identified as having lower than average Literacy levels. The SEN and support department (as well as the English department) at this secondary school is highly supportive and experienced in having graduates work within their department. Any relevant graduates are therefore encouraged to apply for consideration. Having supported this secondary school for the past three academic years, Teaching Personnel are well placed to support any Literacy Mentors with securing work at this supportive, reputable and all round positive secondary school.

The successful Literacy Mentor will be working with students across the full age range but primarily supporting those new to secondary school at KS3 level. The primary focus of the role is to support those year 7 students who aren't at the levels they should be so providing targeted intervention and mentoring to those highlighted students. There will also be the chance to support older students in year 9, 10 and 11 where required.

Key aspects of the Literacy Mentor role:

  • Pay will be dependent upon prior experience and range between £1350 - £1450 per month
  • Full time Literacy Mentor required to start on Monday 6th September 2021
  • Work with students in year 7 (and other year groups as required) providing a range of assistance and intervention
  • Mentor students who have been identified as requiring individual support
  • Work with small groups of students as well as 1 to 1 where required
  • Support a large English department working closely with all teachers and the Head of Department

The Head of English at this school is very supportive of graduates and all staff within the department. The English department is well resourced with a team of teachers who range from newly qualified to those more experienced in their teaching careers. The successful Literacy Mentor will therefore benefit from the support and guidance of the team working with the entire department to support a range of students where required. As a Literacy Mentor required for a longer period of time, you will be allocated a mentor of your own within the department showing the department's continued support of all staff. The successful Literacy Mentor should be proficient in English Language and Literature and ideally have an English degree background or related subject specialism.

The school is situated in the south Manchester area making it very easy to access for the successfully appointed Literacy Mentor. The school has a fantastic reputation as a single sex school; located off the main public transport link for those travelling via public transport and accessible via the M60 ring road. For those travelling by car, there is a large on site car park for the use of all staff.

If you are an English graduate looking for a mentoring role where you can work with students in a school-based setting then apply now using the link below. Please attach your latest CV with a covering statement outlining any relevant experience.

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